Free-Styling on Norwegian Dawn from NYC

Norwegian Dawn Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

Experience: 1 cruise (first)
Reviews: 7
Helpful Votes: 44

Overall Rating:

4 out of 5
Verified Review
11 Night Western Caribbean (New York Roundtrip)
Sail Date: January 07, 2007
Ship: Norwegian Dawn
Cabin Type: Inside
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 11 years ago

Well maintained ship, well trained and helpful crew. Excellent food with many choices. Painful embarkation - long wait in crowded terminal, easy debarkation - no waiting, luggage easy to locate.

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
Lots of choices, excellent food. Only had to wait one time for 15 minutes for a restaurant that did not offer reservations. Immediately seated for all restaurants with reservations.


5 out of 5
Always something to do if you wanted to. Nightly shows were outstanding.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Always cheerful and helpful - english limited.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
Maintained on a daily basis.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Overall neat, clean, efficient; however, closet door hinges were broken.
3 out of 5
Tendered - Many stores closed on Sunday. Jolly Roger pirate encounter good for kids, but a waste for adults - only a short motored ride and a short swim (total 2 hours).
5 out of 5
Docked - Beautiful Island
Don't Miss: Jolly Roger catamaran snorkeling was terrific - more than an hour in the water, good lunch, nice beach.
5 out of 5
Docked - much easier and more convenient than tendering. Good shopping.
Don't Miss: Catamaran Snorkel excursion was excellent, ample time in water, nice beach.
5 out of 5
Docked, Beautiful Island, good transportation between sites for tour (but you must stop at shopping area to get back to boat)
Don't Miss: Dunns River falls was an exceptional tour - I didn't believe that we could all climb a 600' water fall (you get really wet).
5 out of 5
Tendered - Atun Ha (via bus), lunch, and Belize River tour were outstanding. Poor country, but people are intensely proud of their country, especially their education system for childern.
Don't Miss: Atun Ha and Belize River tour - outstanding!!!!

Pros: Free-style choices and excellent crew

Cons: Smoking on ship - not well ventilated in night club or near smoking lounges

Recommends Norwegian Dawn? Yes!

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